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This month, the topic is Africa, chosen by Michela Wrong, a British journalist and author who spent six years there as a foreign correspondent.

By Michela Wrong   May 2010

The Worst Date Ever (2009) By Jane Bussmann Jane Bussmann is a north London girl who moved to LA and ended up as a showbiz correspondent. Disillusioned with being a celebrity journalist, she’s pining for meaning when she sees John Prendergast on television—he used to be an adviser on Africa to Clinton—and develops a massive crush on him. To impress him, she goes to Uganda to write about the Lord’s Resistance Army, the rebel group that is—with the army’s help—devastating northern Uganda. So she goes from interviewing Britney to interviewing child soldiers and refugees, and she does it brilliantly well.…

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